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Forced pooling bill stalls in WV Legislature

WHEELING, W.VA. — For the fifth time in six years, a bill to allow forced pooling of Marcellus Shale natural gas rights has stalled in the West Virginia Legislature. Wednesday is “crossover day” – the day on which a bill must advance from its house of origin to be considered in the opposite chamber. Delegate […]

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Wind damage may force razing of Wheeling church
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Wind damage may force razing of Wheeling church

WHEELING, W.Va. — Fire Chief Larry Helms said the former Second Presbyterian Church in Center Wheeling likely will have to be torn down after high winds and rain caused the further collapse of the 158-year-old building. The church, located at the corner of 20th and Market streets, sustained a partial roof collapse in 2011 and […]

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Huntington’s leap day babies have special stories
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Huntington’s leap day babies have special stories

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Two special babies were the first leap day babies born at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Cabell Huntington Hospital Monday, blessing two sets of local parents who weren’t sure they would even have children. Ethan McDavid was the first leap day baby born, arriving at 9:01 a.m. after a scheduled cesarean section […]

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Kanawha sheriff’s office makes major drug bust
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Kanawha sheriff’s office makes major drug bust

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office made its largest drug bust in more than a decade last week. Detectives and officers with the Sheriff’s Tactical Operation Patrol intercepted a drug shipment in South Charleston last Friday, seizing nearly half a million dollars in heroin, crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and cash. Following an investigation, officers stopped […]

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Civic Center renovations give Charleston a fresh face
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Civic Center renovations give Charleston a fresh face

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When visitors come to Charleston for conventions, concerts and other events, they often don’t have a chance to experience the city’s charisma to the fullest extent, city officials say. They believe the Civic Center’s major facelift and renovation project will show out-of-towners just what the Mountain State has to offer. The Civic Center, […]

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WV House tables sales tax exemption bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a late-session maneuver to close major West Virginia budget deficits by eliminating a number of longstanding sales tax exemptions drawing fire from business interests, the House Finance chairman said Monday he doubts the bill will pass this session. “I’m not real confident this moves forward,” House Finance Chairman Eric Nelson, R-Kanawha, said […]

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WV lawmakers pass ‘dismemberment abortion’ bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia is poised to become the third state to ban the most common abortion procedure used in the second trimester of pregnancy. After nearly two hours of debate Monday, the House of Delegates voted 86-13 to pass legislation that prohibits an abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus. “The fetus […]

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Paying for Digital News: The rapid adoption and current landscape of digital subscriptions at U.S. newspapers

Newspaper publishers in the United States have moved rapidly in recent years to create subscriptions for digital access to their news, and according to an in-depth analysis the landscape is converging around a couple leading models and price structures. As the traditionally dominant revenue streams of print and advertising come under pressure, almost all newspapers […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, March 1

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. CLINTON, TRUMP LOOK TO PULL AWAY FROM RIVALS The leading Republican and Democratic candidates are hoping to build […]

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